In Defense of Miller

millerNeate Sager at Buzzing the Net comes to the defense of Rangers 2011 first round pick J.T. Miller and others that reneged on their commitment to an NCAA team for the CHL…

“One would wish Miller, or new Kitchener Ranger John Gibson, or new Sarnia Sting Connor Murphy and Reid Boucher, had been upfront prior to the NHL draft about the possibility of ending up in junior, since it’s become such a trend. At the same time, this is the off-shoot of the NCAA’s insistence on having this hermetically sealed idea about amateurism. It’s 2011, not 1911. The inflexibility-as-policy that means a NHL draft choice playing in college cannot attend a September rookie camp and that goalie Julien Laplante lost a year of eligibility for playing one period in a WHL preseason game, forces players’ hands.”

Jess Rubensteing at The Prospect Park has more this.

Miller originally committed to North Dakota but after being drafted by the Rangers decided to sign with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.

…i don’t think any of these guys should be criticized. They all want to become professional hockey players and after being drafted by a team they should have the right after to talking to said team about his future to change their minds. It happens, everyone affiliated with North Dakota hockey needs to get over it and move on.

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In Defense of Miller

millerNeate Sager at Buzzing the Net comes to the defense of Rangers 2011 first round pick J.T. Miller and others that reneged on their commitment to an NCAA team for the CHL…

“One would wish Miller, or new Kitchener Ranger John Gibson, or new Sarnia Sting Connor Murphy and Reid Boucher, had been upfront prior to the NHL draft about the possibility of ending up in junior, since it’s become such a trend. At the same time, this is the off-shoot of the NCAA’s insistence on having this hermetically sealed idea about amateurism. It’s 2011, not 1911. The inflexibility-as-policy that means a NHL draft choice playing in college cannot attend a September rookie camp and that goalie Julien Laplante lost a year of eligibility for playing one period in a WHL preseason game, forces players’ hands.”

Jess Rubensteing at The Prospect Park has more this.

Miller originally committed to North Dakota but after being drafted by the Rangers decided to sign with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.

…i don’t think any of these guys should be criticized. They all want to become professional hockey players and after being drafted by a team they should have the right after to talking to said team about his future to change their minds. It happens, everyone affiliated with North Dakota hockey needs to get over it and move on.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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